Citation(s) from the literature library

Thwala, Phumelele. 2004 ‘Firearms Dealers.’ Hide and Seek: Taking Account of Small Arms in Southern Africa, p. 273. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies. 1 October

Relevant contents

Swaziland has no firearms or ammunition production capability, so all firearms and ammunition are imported. There are eight registered dealers (13) situated in Manzini, Mbabane, Siteki and Big Bend.(14)

To acquire firearms, a dealer must first apply for an end-user certificate from the Firearms Registry. The dealer can then get an import permit and order from the government. These documents are then dispatched to the relevant foreign supplier…


13) Royal Swaziland Police Service Annual Report 2002, p33.

14) Only one dealer was interviewed, as the others were reluctant to participate in the study. This dealer said he got his stock from South Africa.

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